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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Australian Opals players Penny Taylor and Erin Phillips chasing a WNBA championship

Lee Gaskin Two Australian Opals are trying to emulate Patty Mills by launching a strong bid to win the WNBA title.

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Lauren Jackson undergoes surgery but Opals confident of her fitness for world champs

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Lee Gaskin Australian Opals coach Brendan Joyce wants to set the record straight on the playing future of Lauren Jackson.

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Caps' Ogoke shoots to stay with L J

Valerie Ogoke.

Lee Gaskin American recruit Valerie Ogoke is determined to prove she deserves to stay at the Canberra Capitals once superstar Lauren Jackson returns.

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No Jackson, no worries for Caps

Lauren Jackson

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Capitals are determined to prove their season-opening win without superstar Lauren Jackson wasn't a fluke as their lesser lights get another chance to shine.

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Graf stalls on talks amid concern for future

SPORT - Canberra Capitals take on the Sydney Flames during a WNBL game at the AIS Arena Bruce, Canberra.  Capitals coach Carrie Graf during a time out.
2nd November 2012 
Photo : Colleen Petch

Lee Gaskin Capitals coach Carrie Graf wants to hear Basketball ACT's long-term ambitions before extending her contract.

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Rangers demolish Capitals

Capitals player, Michelle Cosier, left and Rangers player, Aimee Clydesdale.

Lee Gaskin A new year and a new uniform, but it was the same old result for the fumbling, bumbling Canberra Capitals.

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Capitals ask Jackson the million-dollar question

Lauren Jackson.

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Capitals are pleading with superstar Lauren Jackson to play in the WNBL next season.

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Jackson's future hangs in the balance

SPORT - Centenary of Canberra Matches photo shoot at Manuka Oval  Lauren Jackson awaits her turn in front of the camera ,  Canberra.                                                                                                                                                               19th December2012.                                                                                                                                                             Photo : Colleen Petch of the Canberra Times

Lee Gaskin Lauren Jackson will consider offers from Europe and Asia along with a possible return to the Canberra Capitals, but Australia's greatest woman basketballer won't decide anything until she feels...

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Jackson set to shine

Lee Gaskin Opals coach Brendan Joyce says Lauren Jackson is on track for a triumphant Canberra homecoming.

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Jackson's future with Capitals in doubt

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Lauren Jackson in action at the AIS Arena against the West Coast Waves
The Canberra Times
15 February 2013
Photo: Jay Cronan

Lee Gaskin Four-time Olympian admits her future with the Capitals is uncertain for 2013-14 season.

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Bogut, Cambage slam hideaway camp

Golden State Warriors Andrew Bogut reacts after dunking against the Denver Nuggets during Game 4 of their NBA Western Division quarter-final basketball playoff game in Oakland, California April 28, 2013. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)

Lee Gaskin Australia's two highest-profile players have joined the chorus of frustrated fans angry at the sport's lack of promotion.

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Fit Jackson a big part of Opals' plans

Australia's Lauren Jackson shows off her bronze medal during victory ceremony at the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 11, 2012.                     REUTERS/Mike Segar (BRITAIN  - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT BASKETBALL)

Lee Gaskin Free agent Lauren Jackson will continue to be eased back as part of a new-look Australian Opals squad.